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Leveraging Migration for Africa: Remittances, Skills, and Investments | World Bank

A new report from World Bank released today draws the connection between African migration, and the resultant need for payment remittances which in turn generates economic benefits for local economies.

African migration generates win-win benefits, says new report | World Bank

The report, Leveraging Migration for Africa: Remittances, Skills, and Investments, presents data from new surveys. The report finds evidence that suggest migration and remittances reduce poverty in the origin communities. Remittances lead to increased investments in health, education, and housing in Africa. Diasporas also provide capital, trade, knowledge, and technology transfers.

Leveraging Migration for Africa: Report (pdfs)

Written by Colin Henderson

March 30, 2011 at 09:00

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. […] 1951 and India on three occasions since 1991 have raised over US$35 billion using these bonds.[4] Diaspora bonds could provide a lifeline to countries struggling for access to capital and funds for infrastructure […]

  2. […] 1951 and India on three occasions since 1991 have raised over US$35 billion using these bonds.[4] Diaspora bonds could provide a lifeline to countries struggling for access to capital and funds for infrastructure […]


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